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Setting Up Shop Book

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Setting Up Shop Book
Setting Up Shop Book

Completely revised and updated guide to designing and building your dream workshop. Whether you are setting up a shop for the first time or remodeling your present shop, this book helps you design and create a well-organized space to safely work in, store materials, contain noise, and fully enjoy your woodworking. With color photos. Learn and benefit from the experience of veteran craftspeople who open up their shops to you.


Chapters Include:
  • The Quest for Shop Space
  • Walls, Ceilings, and Floors
  • Electricity and Lighting
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Equipping Your Shop
  • Shop Layout
  • Benches and Work Areas
  • Storing Tools, Lumber, and Supplies
  • Dust Collection and Compressed Air
  • Shop Safety

    About the Author:

    Sandor Nagyszalanczy is a professional furniture designer, freelance writer, photographer, and tool consultant. A custom furniture builder for more than 25 years, he is a five-time winner of the Golden Hammer award for excellence in home and workshop writing.



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Manufacturer Part Number 9781561588381
Weight 1.7000
Cover Style Soft Cover
Pages 240 pages
Author Sandor Nagyszalanczy
Topic Shops
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Great Insight
I will be setting up a new shop (30' x 25') area from scratch on a new home we are building and many of the good ideas and stumbling blocks are noted in the book. Well worth the price. (one poor choice or setup mistake would cost more that this book)
June 24, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great starter book
Exactly what i was hoping for. My father was a passionate woodworker while i was growing up, but aside from a few small projects in apartments, and dusty garages, I've done very little. I want to get back into woodworking in a more serious way. I was forced to sell nearly all my father's great equipment several years ago. Building a workshop takes time, planning and budget management. This book has helped me make some good decisions. He goes into a good level of detail on all subjects related to establishing a workshop, including such details as considerations of heating a garage, etc. He provides several useful tables and offers several different substitutions for large, expensive tools. The clear illustrations, clear writing and diverse approaches make this work an invaluable resource for the woodworker seeking to step into serious woodworking.
January 3, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best shop book
Answered all the questions with great ideas from dust collection to tool placement. Great ideas for limited size shops.
November 8, 2014
Excellent
This book will help emencly when I finish building my shop next spring.
September 28, 2014
We bought this for our son...
We bought this for our son in law's birthday gift. I must admit, it was difficult to find such a book. Lots of how to books out there, except in the category of how to set up shop. I was not sure if this was the right book for him when I ordered it, but I lucked out. He loves it and has been reading it constantly in his spare minutes.
April 4, 2008
Setting Up Shop is the most...
Setting Up Shop is the most thorough treatment of the subject I've found to date, with numerous color photos, tables and charts. I found a variety of useful tips to help me set up my own shop; particularly with regard to making the shop a comfortable place to work year 'round.
July 24, 2007
Well Thought Out
The book really brings out the common sense approach to tool locations. It is arranged in a logical order and easy to understand. Very nice.
January 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Needs to be upgraded
You can get better ideas online. May have been accurate years ago.
January 28, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
To old school. Needs a serious up-date.
August 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I am getting ready to build a shop on my retirement home site. I have been looking for a resource to give me guidance on what size and shop organization.
James A on Mar 5, 2019
Gift for recipient who is converting detached garage into a wood shop.
Nicole S on Jan 27, 2018
I am getting ready to build a shop on my retirement home site. I have been looking for a resource to give me guidance on what size and shop organization.
James A on Mar 5, 2019
I want to set up a shop in my workshop
Nino C on Jan 27, 2019
Gift for recipient who is converting detached garage into a wood shop.
Nicole S on Jan 27, 2018
To get ideas from others
Gary W on Oct 5, 2017
New Shop
Phillips S on Mar 30, 2017
Just moved cities and am currently in a much smaller set-up than before and looking for our next big downtown shop so this will come in handy in the mean time utilizing the small shop we have now and should be greatly useful setting up the new on from scratch!
SEAN G on Sep 2, 2016
I am having trouble deciding on how to organize a shop. Hopefully, this will help.
Dennis O on Aug 8, 2016
I am planning on setting up a woodworking shop in my garage for my retirement.
Martin M on Jan 23, 2016
Building a new shop
C W on Dec 1, 2015
to help plan new shop layout
mkolodner on Jun 6, 2015
My son is building a new home and the shop, which will be part of it, is very important to him.
Margaret D on Jun 3, 2015
very helpful
JOSEPH Z on May 28, 2015
To get some ideas for the wood shop that I'm building
James B on Apr 14, 2015
I want to set up a shop in my workshop
Nino C on Jan 27, 2019
To get ideas from others
Gary W on Oct 5, 2017
What was the revision date?
Joe C on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2006 Taunton Press
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